Senior Lecturer, Ngā Pae Māhutonga Wellington School of Design; Director, Design+Democracy Project
Karl Kane is a designer, educator and researcher specialising in service and experience design, and brand communication. Karl leads Massey University's Design+Democracy Project, a research unit exploring 21st century citizenship.
Service design, social design, experience design, 21st Century citizenship, co-design, ‘Design thinking’, brand communication design.
Karl’s research explores the role of design and design thinking in advancing ‘21st Century citizenship’. This is particularly focused on design-led youth voter engagement and civic education, and designing for a more deliberative, collaborative democracy.
Karl teaches into the Visual Communication Design degree with a focus on service and experience design and brand communication, and specialises in contextual-studio and work-integrated teaching modes. He coordinates the Brand Communication, Experience & Service Design papers, and the .400-level VCD Honours program. Karl also supervises Master of Design candidates.
BA (Massey University)
BDes (Honours) (Massey University)
MDes (Distinction) (Massey University)
Member ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research)
Standing Group on Democratic Innovations